Here for Life, dir. Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson, UK 2019, 87 min., English
An uncommon story told on common ground by ten Londoners. All have lives shaped by loss and love, trauma and bravery, struggle and resistance. They grapple with a system stacked against them. They dance together, steal together, eat together; agree and disagree, celebrate their differences and share their talents. The lines between one person’s story and another’s performance are blurred, and the borders between reality and fiction are porous. Eventually, they come together on a makeshift stage between two train tracks and spark a debate about the world in which we live, who has stolen what from whom, and how things might be fixed.
Here for Life marks the culmination of a long collaboration between filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman and theatremaker Adrian Jackson.